Arab Murder Mayhem Massacre

1834 Christian Pilgrim George Jones
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1834 Christian Pilgrim George Jones

1834 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre Christian Pilgrim George Jones: “In Galilee the Jewish community of Safed was, for a month, subjected to a wild orgy of looting by its Moslem neighbors, Source: Schur, Nathan. Twenty Centuries of Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Tel Aviv: Dvir Publishing, 1992

1903 Lydda, Ramleh, Ben Shemen
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1903 Lydda, Ramleh, Ben Shemen

1903 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre – Lydda, Ramleh, Ben Shemen “In the autumn of 1903, after the Sixth Zionist Congress, the Anglo-Palestine Bank purchased 2,330 dunams of land in the village of Haditha for 80,730 francs.  Of that area, 1,946 dunams were fertile and flat, while the remaining 384 dunams were hilly and barren.  […]

1914 Haqqi Bey al-Azm
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1914 Haqqi Bey al-Azm

1914 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre Haqqi Bey al-Azm, secretary of the Arab nationalist group (Decentralization Party): “Understand, dear brother, that [the Zionists] are marching towards their objectives at a rapid pace, thanks to the help of the Government and the indifference of the local population. I am sure that if we do nothing which […]

April 4, 1920 Nebi Mussa Riots in Jerusalem
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April 4, 1920 Nebi Mussa Riots in Jerusalem

Nebi Mussa Riots in Jerusalem On April 4, 1920, a crowd from Hebron and Nablus, associated with the annual Muslim Nebi Musa pilgrimage that had taken place two days earlier, assembled near the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. ( The Nebi Musa pilgrimage commemorated the supposed carrying of Moses’ body, by a […]

April 4, 1920 Nebi Mussa Riots in Jerusalem
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April 4, 1920 Nebi Mussa Riots in Jerusalem

April 4, 1920 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre Nebi Mussa Riots in Jerusalem On April 4, 1920, a crowd from Hebron and Nablus, associated with the annual Muslim Nebi Musa pilgrimage that had taken place two days earlier, assembled near the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. ( The Nebi Musa pilgrimage commemorated […]

May 1st, 1921  Arabs attack Jews in Jaffa
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May 1st, 1921  Arabs attack Jews in Jaffa

A year later, in May 1921, more serious attacks were made by Arabs on the Jews of Jaffa and of five rural settlements. On this occasion 47 Jews were killed and 146 wounded. Source: The Political History of Palestine under British Administration Published (by His Britannic Majesty’s Government presented in July, 1947, to the United […]

August 23, 1929 Hebron Massacre
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August 23, 1929 Hebron Massacre

August 23, 1929 Arab Murder, Meyhem, and Massacre No theme is more deeply embedded in Jewish history than exile and return.  The biblical exodus from Egypt to the promised land, the return from Babylonian exile, and most recently, the establishment of the state of Israel all affirmed the enduring determination of the Jewish people to […]

September 1st, 1929 Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine Mandate’s Proclamation
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September 1st, 1929 Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine Mandate’s Proclamation

September 1st, 1929 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine Mandate’s Proclamation: I have returned from the United Kingdom to find my distress the country in a state of disorder and a prey to unlawful violence. I have learned with horror of the atrocious acts committed by bodies of ruthless and […]

September 1st, 1929 The Palestine Arab Proclamation Expectation
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September 1st, 1929 The Palestine Arab Proclamation Expectation

September 1st, 1929 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre The Palestine Arab Proclamation Expectation“ The Palestine Arab Executive Sent the Following Telegram To His Excellency The High Commissioner Regarding His Proclamation Proclamation Dated 1st. Sept., 1929 Palestine Arabs read with astonishment and regret your Excellency’s Proclamation dated 1st instant.  None anticipated that widely known facts admitted […]

September 4, 1929 Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine Mandate
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September 4, 1929 Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine Mandate

September 4, 1929 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine Mandate: I have yesterday enacted, as a measure of public urgency, the Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, 1929, to provide that the Courts of trial for criminal cases arising out of the recent disorders shall be composed of British judges.                 Representations […]